Flat-Earther Plans To Launch Himself In A Homemade Steam Rocket

“Mad” Mike Hughes doesn’t believe in science. “There’s no difference between science and science fiction” claims Hughes, a card carrying member of the Flat Earth Society. Flat Earth conspiracy epitomizes the meeting of bat shit and poppycock. It begins with the premise Earth looks flat to those walking on the surface, therefore all satellite imaging and “scientific evidence” to the contrary are fabricated by NASA and other government agencies. Conspiracy to hide what? Glad you asked…

Flat Earthers believe Earth is a disc with Arctic centre and 150 foot Antarctic ring wall guarded by NASA employees – government sentries enlisted to prevent hapless citizens from climbing the ice wall and falling off into oblivion. Curiously the Sun and Moon are spheres, each a preposterous 32 miles across circling 3,000 miles above the surface of flat Earth. Stars parade back and forth 100 miles above pipsqueak Sun and Moon.Conspiracy scoffs at the illusion of gravity, flat earth couldn’t possibly possess downward force – it does however accelerate upward at a rate of 32 feet per second squared courtesy forces of dark energy.


Back to Mike Hughes, the 61 year old Limo driver/junk yard flat earth tinkering inventor poised to launch a homemade steam powered rocket above California’s Mojave dessert this Saturday.  To be clear, Mike is unquestionably “mad”, not so clear – motivation to launch a contraption promised to carry him a mile at speeds reaching 500 mph, culminating in ejection and parachute delivery back to flat Earth.

Flat-Earther to debunk round world ‘myth’ in homemade rocket – Blazing Cat Fur

“Mad” Mike Hughes photographed with his rocket November 15, 2017 in Apple Valley, California


I doubt painting “Research Flat Earth” on his rocket will afford Mad Mike an opportunity to prove Earth is flat. Still, you have to acknowledge plucky resolve and determination. Undeterred by consequences of his first rocket launch in 2014 (walked away after traveling 1,374 feet, collapsed from effects of G-force, 3 days flat on his back to recover) come Saturday Hughes will feed his 4 cats, heat 70 gallons of water in a steel tank, blast off in a homemade rocket attached to a launch pad made from a motor home purchased on Craigslist for $1,500. If all goes well, Hughes plans to run for Governor of California.

25 thoughts on “Flat-Earther Plans To Launch Himself In A Homemade Steam Rocket

  1. Bit of a sledgehammer to crack a nut. Emphasis on the nut. He’s only going up a mile. Just get in a commercial airliner. By the way. Who guarded the Antarctic wall BEFORE July 28 1958 when NASA was formed?

  2. If you take a little distance from our knowledge that the earth is approximately spherical, I applaud this man for his scientific spirit and endeavor. Let’s not laugh too loud, it is men like this that developed science in the first place. How many scientists haven’t pursued wrong or pointless research. I cheer for him and hope he lands in one piece, in good health. If his experiment is successful and he invalidates his premise, then he should call Elon Musk and propose a partnership.

  3. Sadly they vote. In massive numbers also. I wonder why he doesn’t just attach a camera to a drone, they are plentiful and much cheaper than a homemade rocket. No risk of life or property. Take videos as long as the batteries last. Hugs

    • Seems to me Mike suffers from a bit of identity crisis. First and foremost he’s an oddly resourceful, uniquely creative daredevil. I’m of a mind to delegate science denying flat Earther far below his quest for a adrenaline high.

  4. His web page is written on the side of the launch pad. It looks like madmikehughes.com He says the launch is only viewable on ‘Internet PPV’.

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